Tomorrow morning we'll be flying off to Portugal for two whole weeks in the sun and I can't wait. It will be 14 days of pure uninterrupted family time which means no work, social media or blogging for me so I can take a proper break.
Since our break to the Yorkshire coast last month we were keen to return to the prettiest countryside and coastlines we've ever seen in the UK.
We are all super excited (particularly Oliver who has his Trunki full of his favourite things already packed) for our upcoming summer holiday at the end of June to Portugal. Not able to fly when pregnant after an acute water infection at 18 weeks last year, due to needing regular tests and being someone uncomfortable flying when pregnant anyway, we holidayed in beautiful Wales rather than going abroad. We're going away for another long weekend by the Yorkshire coast in the half term then will spend two weeks in the Algarve.
A few weeks ago, we spent a truly delightful day out at Hesketh Farm Park near Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire. We stroked and fed the farm animals, Oliver raced around on an indoor tractor, Mummy and child played on the swings (my favourite bit) and we had hours of fun in the outdoor sandpit.
In fitting with my recent holiday themed posts, I bring you another fantastic family friendly destination: Tenerife.
My darling husband Peter surprised me with a long weekend for all the family to Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby in Yorkshire from Friday until Monday and it was just the relaxing tonic we craved.
No internet connection or phone signal nor desire to use them: check. Breathtaking views from your rented 300 year old cottage overlooking Llangollen's riverside, castle remains and rolling hills: check. Argh Wales, I think I love you.
The family and I visited the wondrous Brimham Rocks in Ripon, Yorkshire the other week. The sun was shining and we felt like we'd gone back in time (or were on the set of a Flinstones live action movie at the very least) as the rocks were formed 380 million years ago.
We lived in London for many years before relocating to Leeds a year ago and like to head back and see our friends on family breaks when we can. I still often work in the Big Smoke but this break was purely for family time and fun and the little man loved every minute.